Train the Perfect Salon Assistant in Four Easy Steps

Wednesday, August 15, 2018 9:00 AM

Train the Perfect Salon Assistant in Four Easy Steps

A capable salon assistant can be an invaluable resource to salon owners, but perfect assistants are made, not born. A stylist fresh out of beauty school may not have much real experience working in a salon, but that doesn't mean they can't become a great assistant as long as they have a good teacher. Here are four easy steps for training the perfect salon assistant. 

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Update Salon Furniture on a Budget

Wednesday, February 28, 2018 8:35 AM

Update Salon Furniture on a Budget

Tips for Upgrading Your Salon Furniture on a Tight Budget 

When you're in the beauty business, it takes a certain finesse to get the job done. Upgrading your salon furniture and beauty supplies absolutely takes the same amount of finesse and creativity. Your product is your service, and attracting people with the right look and feel is important, but it's also important to figure out how to manage the right look without breaking the bank. Basically, you're on the other side of the barber chair - you need to look like a million bucks without spending a million bucks.

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What Should a Good Styling Chair Cost and How to Pick One

Where do you clients spend the majority of their time in your salon? If your salon is running smoothly and without long wait times, the longest amount of time will be spent in the styling chair.

When you are looking into purchasing a styling chair for your salon, you'll want to make sure that you aren't being overcharged. Many retailers will charge too much for too little when it comes to salon furniture, and you want to be sure that you are paying the right amount for what you are getting. Your client's comfort is important, as well as the chair's look with the rest of your salon's decor. Most salon styling chairs start at $200. These are the baseline chairs that might be best suited for a salon that is just beginning. CCI Beauty's baseline chairs still offer comfort and adaptability, and many are available in varying colors to match the salon's overall style. However, these chair might wear out faster, be more difficult to adjust the height of, and do not have the plush seating that some of the higher-end models.

A higher-end salon chair doesn't have to break the bank, though. At CCI Beauty, the salon chairs in the $300-$400 range add plush and comfortable vinyl or leather seats, along with footrests and hydraulic bases that make seat adjustment smooth. At the very top of the line for salon chairs, there are models that run around $700, for the top of the line luxurious salons. These chairs have an even more luxurious look than most, and are fitting for salons that have a modern, high-end style.

Salon chairs cover a range of prices, and chances are, your salon will be able to find one that fits your style and budget here at CCI Beauty. Check out our styling chair options, and the rest of our furniture option.

Choosing Your Barber Chairs

Friday, January 19, 2018 2:39 PM

Choosing Your Barber Chairs

Choosing Your Barber Chairs: Combining Your Style with Your Client's Comfort 

The most important pieces of equipment for any barber shop or salon owner are styling or barber chairs. Salon and barber shop clients spend a majority of time in styling chairs and it's vital that all salon furniture be comfortable. The salon furniture and barber chairs also need to fit in with the design of the shop and create visual appeal. Seeing a plush, comfortable and clean barber chair at the ready is a draw for any incoming customer.

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Accommodating Shorter Stylists

Friday, January 19, 2018 9:00 AM

Being a shorter-than-average person can make being a salon stylist difficult. Chairs and stools are made to meet the average-height people, which can leave shorter stylists feeling out of place and uncomfortable while styling. Here are a few tips for accommodating a shorter stylist in your salon:

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